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  1. Hoth, Jakku, Kamino, Yavin IV and Deathstar 2 as well.
  2. Once you're done with EA you should move on to FFG, their P2W system is ridiculous.
  3. Open the dropdown on your name at the top right then select ignored users. Its spelt m c f o y
  4. I do enjoy your use of styles in your text, it really helps bring out the context and emotion of what you write. I just assumed that anyone who had any interest in bladerunner would have already seen it given it's poor box office results. I get life situations blah blah but this is a forum for plastic toys in a thread about a children's show so... But you're right, movie ruined, don't go see it, don't get it on bluray, the only important part of the story has been revealed to you. Like I said before, you should be thanking me. I purposely made myself a worse person than what you ,presumably, did accidentally.
  5. I'm not sure I meant to imply that what I did was better. If I did I deeply apologize. You can always PM, I like to receive words from my fans. No,
  6. Ostensibly no worse that what Captain Lackwit did. I functionally have no interest in the BF 2 campaign anymore. And if it is worse then I've set a community reference for what not to do. If so you should really be thanking me.
  7. Something to do with showing people themselves through a mirror. Surprisingly people don't appreciate when you take absurd actions to point out their absurd actions.
  8. Tangentially related, just pointing out that presumably he is more interested in remaining involved with one franchise versus the other. Though I suppose talking about the merits of one fighter plane over another would be more beneficial.
  9. Good points. I agree that it's not necessary to know everything but it's very unintuitive design to overwrite written text. My main problem is that everything is still a mix of physical and digital. I only play Warmachine now and they maintain an app the combines listbuilding and the rules. Any errata they make be it unit stats, cost, or abilities is simply patched and everyone gets it immediately. Any starter kit you buy has the concrete rules included but actual rules don't change between editions. I would much prefer xwing if they used a system like that because then the balance would be actual balance rather than decapitating whatever thing climbs on top. No need to reprint cards. They could still impose their limited cards per expansion if they wanted though that would also be incredibly frustrating.
  10. It's pretty daunting at least. Look at the difference between the quickstart and the actual rules then throw in the FAQs. The onus to know is definitely on the player but after this many changes getting into competitive is basically a brick wall. What indication is even there for a new player that you can't trust the actual printed stuff in the starter kits and expacs.
  11. I'd go further and say Thrawn is equally inept or at least locked into being simply adequate because he's a villain in this show. It's a Disney kids show so spectacle comes first but throwing in these big bads has no bearing. Whatever they accomplish is ham-stringed by virtue of them ultimately needing to lose. I've also never been sold on Thrawn to begin with. Interesting trilogy but his insight via art is absurd. If he catches cultural clues or something then that's not anything more than what someone with a lonely planet Coruscant could do.
  12. It is a dark time for the Rebellion Resistance. Although the Death Star Starkiller Base has been destroyed, Imperial First Order troops have driven the Rebel Resistance forces from their hidden base and pursued them across the galaxy. Evading the dreaded Imperial First Order Starfleet, a group of freedom fighters led by Luke Skywalker Leia Organa Solo has established a new secret base on the remote ice crystal world of Hoth Spintir. The evil lord Darth Vader Snoke, obsessed with finding young Skywalker Rey, has dispatched thousands of remote probes into the far reaches of space....
  13. Kids in general are little ***** though. Given that this is the Xwing forum it's frankly insulting that another forum poster might post something contrary to the glorious OP. I really thought better of this place.
  14. Excellent Idea. On another note I've finished my latest case study. Enjoy. Gunboat Inclusion Disorder Symptoms The symptoms of Gunboat Inclusion disorder include: grandiose sense of gunboat importance, preoccupation with the release of the gunboat, belief that the gunboat is special and unique, dismissive of other released ships, lacks empathy, is arrogant, and is jealous of other released ships. These symptoms cause significant distress in a person's life. Gunboat Inclusion Disorder is a disorder that is characterized by a long-standing pattern of grandiosity (either in fantasy or actual behavior), an overwhelming need for validation, and usually a complete lack of empathy toward dissenters. People with this disorder often believe the gunboat is of primary importance for inclusion in X-wing. While this pattern of behavior may be appropriate for an Imperial pilot in an XXth Century Galactic Empire, it is generally considered inappropriate by most ordinary posters today. People with Gunboat Inclusion disorder often display snobbish, disdainful, or patronizing attitudes. For example, an individual with this disorder may complain about a regular (non gunboateer) forum posters “rudeness” or “stupidity” or disregard a (mock) medical evaluation with a condescending evaluation of the poster who is only trying to help. In laypeople terms, someone with this disorder may be described simply as a “gunboateer” or as someone with “gunboatism.” Both of these terms generally refer to someone with Gunboat Inclusion disorder. Symptoms of Gunboat Inclusion Disorder In order for a person to be diagnosed with Gunboat Inclusion disorder (GID) they must meet five or more of the following symptoms: · Has a grandiose sense of gunboat importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects it to be recognized as superior based on subjective nostalgia) · Is preoccupied with fantasies of popularity, power, brilliance, beauty, or the practicality of the gunboat · Believes that the gunboat is “special” and unique and thus it can only be a matter of time before inclusion (see Wave XI… for reals this time guys) · Requires excessive validation (see hugbox or Echo Chamber) · Has a very strong sense of entitlement, e.g., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations · Is exploitative of others, e.g., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends (see Arc-170) · Lacks empathy, e.g., is unwilling to recognize the legitimacy of released ship designs (see TIE Punisher) · Is often envious of others or believes that they have been slighted (see TIE Punisher) · Regularly shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes Gunboat Inclusion disorder is more prevalent in males than females, and is thought to occur in around 6 percent of the general population, according to my made up numbers. Unlike most personality disorders, GID typically will increase in intensity with age, with many people experiencing more of the most extreme symptoms by the time they are in the 30s or 40s. Suggested Treatment Electroshock therapy was the standard though it has since been proven ineffective as most gunboateers already associate the gunboat with pain & suffering. Currently there is no known cure.
  15. I see it as: 1. Midichlorians are attracted to force sensitivity. More midichlorians, more force power 2. midichlorians react based off hormones in the bloodstream. Rage & fear = Dark Side Balance = Light Side.
  16. McFoy

    the rant meta

    The last time I played X wing was at Canadian Nationals and I can’t say I really miss it. I’d say I’m a middling player typically, I’ve won tournaments and placed well at large events but I get stomped more often than not. My luck tends to be that I do well the first couple rounds, well enough that I get paired with the best players in my meta and then it’s a downward spiral. I don’t have a problem with this (usually) and I’ve been doing it since wave 2 but I had finally had enough. Dengaroo and Jumpmasters were what drove me out, I got through Palp Aces, Brobots, TLT spam, Fat Turrets, Phantoms, everything leading up to wave 8 but that was really the tipping point. I’m not saying it’s unbeatable by any means, I just had no patience anymore fighting through the ridiculous slog of half the competitors playing the same lists. I understand people want to win and I certainly crafted my lists on a meta basis (I shifted from TIEs & decivader to 4x tempests to 3x tempest and soontir to Soontir, Carnor, and Marek to leaving off with Tomax, OL, and Vessary) but I personally found certain lists just completely unfun to play against and saw no end of them in sight. I see it as both a combination of the game itself (balancing) and the community (Mathwing is ,I think is, the worst thing that happened to X wing) so there’s no easy answer. Since then I’ve been playing Warmachine, with its recent version change its now a completely new game. One of my favorite parts to it is the War Room app. It’s completely removed the need for cards, contains quick links to the FAQ and rules, has list building integrated. You need to purchase different factions decks to use them but they are cheap. If X wing were to do a 2.0 this would be the way to do it. Remove the need for physical cards, leave the cardboard alone, and let people buy specifically what they want. You still need to buy models but not any that you won’t use.
  17. Episode 8 is finished filming and they've proven they can sufficiently replace actors with CGI stand ins. Obviously Disney had her killed to avoid having to pay her anything more.
  18. Indeed. I've been waiting for season 2 of Attack on Titan for years now. Finally they might be getting around to it next year. Anime is difficult because you not only have to wait for enough content to make (and AoT is a bit slower than the weekly shonen series). Yes. For the most part theres usually a ton of manga completed before a show gets created, whether a show get's multiple seasons is almost exclusively based merchandise sales and Bluray preorders in Japan. AoT has both of these in spades and the story is there but the story, past where they ended, is in large parts garbage (objectively). Considering it's gotten 25 episodes + OVA's ,a couple live action movies as well some spin offs I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for the next season but it will come once people stop buying what they are making now. Voltron was really good and I'm glad the turnaround on it was quick.
  19. Stormtroopers blitzing a hallway would just have been a continuation of the same battle. Darth Vader is clearly *not* just a hallway of stormtroopers; he's far more than that, and he's terrifying, and now they've drawn him directly into their battle. Any scenario where he and rebel soldiers are together will lead to the horror we saw.And I too thought it was awesome to see the grey morals of rebel spies! War is gritty. The opening scene of Cassian killing his informant was a revelation of how far the rebels at an individual level have had to go to achieve their means. But now we have this problem where we go from Vader murdering everyone to Storm Troopers assaulting the same ship shortly after and Vader just stands around waiting when he could full well just go slaughter them himself substantially easier. Is he tired? I'm pretty sure if he was the first thing those rebels saw after just narrowly escaping him already they'd kill themselves.
  20. Yeap luke was red 5 and i seem to remember something like that about hobbie as well In Legends Luke replaced another pilot who was drunk.
  21. Anakin was a lot faster and flashier in the other prequels.The whole scene was just CGI fanservice, which is fine, but it was dragged out and unbelievable on the top of it, which was super silly. It was basically a cheap movie trick. I would like to say "glad it worked for you", but because those cheap tricks work so well, we keep seeing them over and over and over again in passable, but mostly uninteresting movies. So am happy for you, but still would prefer that people would not be so happy, about so cheap fan service scenes. I truly disagree (even dislike) this sentiment. Darth Vader got his big-screen debut for kicking ass, and it lasted a whopping minute - yet it's too much? There's no undue melodrama here. In fact, there's no more appropriate scene than this for what the movie represented: the plight of the average rebel soldier in the Star Wars universe. This movie, more than any in the series, shows what lengths rebels have to go to for their cause and the sacrifices they, as people, have to make. It's not melodrama when you watch soldiers die to Darth Vader's unstoppable rampage, because that's exactly what Darth Vader represents to everyone that isn't the Emperor or Luke Skywalker... he's unstoppable. That scene represents despair. If this movie was about anything, it was about how these rebels aren't just cannon fodder... they're all people fighting for what they believe is the right cause. Every soldier, regardless of whether or not you've seen their backstory, has a history and a reason for fighting the empire. Watching ten of them die, right before they were about to succeed and escape, should mean far more to the viewer than simply rolling one's eyes over an action scene with a light saber. That's not what the scene was. The rebels just ALMOST accomplished something insurmountable against the empire, and the dark lord of the force almost single handedly stops them in their tracks. That scene is far more than fan service. It was a(n only) minute-long punch to the gut of rebel fighters. He is death-incarnate, and the actions taken on Scarif have caught his attention and drawn him into the picture. It really boggles my mind how someone can watch all of this movie and still dismiss this scene as fan service - are people really incapable of empathizing with "redshirts"? I just don't get how their plight doesn't resonate with viewers. They're dying, for God's sake! Do you feel nothing for Rebel soldiers after watching the ground forces perish, nearly in futility? I can't say the heroic sacrifice has ever done anything for me, in a movie where they have to die the deaths mean nothing. Vader tearing them apart was a great scene but it was nothing but fan service, you can't have a character like Vader do nothing nor can you him do everything. So instead you have him do something really cool but largely inconsequential, Storm Troopers blitzing the hallways would have had the exact same effect. As far as mourning red shirts, lets talk about the dozens of gunned down Storm Troopers or the half dozen who were killed execution style. The best part of this movie was hands down how they made the Rebellion look. Cassian is a murderer, rebel high command is either extremely dickish or cowardly.
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